Northern France is within easy reach from England from the port of Calais and Dunkirk. Stretching along the Belgian border, the Flemish and French culture and history mix in harmony. For a WW1 or WW2 tours on historic sites, a wealth of culture in the museums. And the gastronomic delights.
The capital of the region Lille: lively, the old town and its quaint and colourful atmosphere, the museums of fines arts, La Piscine (former art deco swimming pool), Villa Cavrois, museum of modern art.
The quaint villages of Flanders and its hills. The wealth of regional food and craft breweries.
WW2 and operation Dynamo in Dunkirk.
WW1 tours in Cambrai dedicated to the battle, 100th anniversary of the Centenary in November 2017 and opening of the museum Cambrai tank 1917. And also Fromelles, Armentières and tribute to Wilfred Owen.
Best time to visit from March to October. Don’t miss the Christmas markets in December. City breaks anytime of the year. Allow three days for the destination or a combination with Flanders or Pas de Calais.